While cybersecurity may seem complex, there are measures that everyone can take to protect themselves. Here are several daily steps you should take today:
- Use strong passwords. Passwords that combine upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters are typically harder to crack.
- Use Multifactor Authentification (MFA). MFA is a security system that requires multiple credentials to verify a user’s identity. Potential credentials may include a security question, a pin number from the user’s smartphone, a fingerprint, or facial recognition.
- Update software regularly. Software updates frequently have patches for potential vulnerabilities. Updating your software on a regular basis can help protect your computer from the latest threats.
- Only download from trusted sources. Cybercriminals often aim to get you to install malware unwittingly, and email attachments and website downloads could put your device at risk.
- Always use a secure VPN connection. While you may be tempted to enjoy free WiFi in public places, the connection may not be secure enough to keep your device safe.
Even if you’re already a cybersecurity expert, there is always more you can do to promote cybersecurity. Talk to your friends, family, and colleagues to make them more aware of how to protect themselves. Share this post on social media to start a conversation. Read our articles to learn about recent developments, trends, preventive measures, and more.
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